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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Pikka Bird
Thumbs up Yes. Look up "tack welding", which is a...

Yes. Look up "tack welding", which is a 100% essential approach for something like this.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Pikka Bird
Did you really mean to post this in GB&C?...

Did you really mean to post this in GB&C? Seems like more of a GG&A sort of thing.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,892
Posted By Pikka Bird
Fixed that right up...

Fixed that right up...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Pikka Bird
Truly the mark of a great, great, great, great...

Truly the mark of a great, great, great, great artist.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-13-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Pikka Bird
Wow, that's a little extreme, isn't it? While it...

Wow, that's a little extreme, isn't it? While it does seem like it would be the dumbest thing a person could do to their Floyd, it really doesn't cause any damage unless you adjust your action all...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-14-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Pikka Bird
...it might melt, but that depends on what you...

...it might melt, but that depends on what you painted it with.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-11-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Pikka Bird
Price doesn't factor into this a lot... That Paul...

Price doesn't factor into this a lot... That Paul Landers ESP sig had them painted on and that cost a pretty penny. Painting them on requires a lot of work with masking and stuff, so it's really a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By Pikka Bird
DBZ makes the Imperial, which is sorta like a...

DBZ makes the Imperial, which is sorta like a bulkier doublecut Les Paul with S-style body edges.

Check it out here. (http://www.mrbluesguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/imperial.jpg)

How about...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Pikka Bird
You can exchange the lock screws for some shorter...

You can exchange the lock screws for some shorter ones and save yourself some headache.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Pikka Bird
The only wire that you should care about when it...

The only wire that you should care about when it comes to a TOM is the single one that goes from any ground in the electronics cavity and into the hole where the treble side the post sits. The...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,604
Posted By Pikka Bird
^That's good advice. If you're good with the...

^That's good advice. If you're good with the router then you can make a plateau on an area of the mahogany that sits under the bridge and then dig out a matching recess on the back of the spalt maple...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pikka Bird
Walnut! It's gonna look way more special with a...

Walnut! It's gonna look way more special with a recessed TOM, through-body stringing and (hopefully) a nice finish that lets the grain show through.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pikka Bird
That curve has flattened out before the end of...

That curve has flattened out before the end of the neck pickup rout on all the LPs I've seen and is meant to camouflage the angle of the neck so the fretboard sits parallel to the body surface next...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Pikka Bird
Looks a LOT better than I thought it would. Doo...

Looks a LOT better than I thought it would. Doo eet!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pikka Bird
^But the 3.5 angle is to get the proper string...

^But the 3.5 angle is to get the proper string action for the TOM bridge and not to compensate for the carvings. The area that holds the bridge and pickups on a regular carved top LP is flat, so if...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,916
Posted By Pikka Bird
^I wanted to say exactly the same as that guy.

^I wanted to say exactly the same as that guy.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Pikka Bird
I assume you don't want a blade switch but rather...

I assume you don't want a blade switch but rather a LP-style one... If that's the case then no, I've never seen one, but you can get 5-position rotary switches which would fit in the same hole as a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Pikka Bird
Well, there's this mod that can help with the...

Well, there's this mod that can help with the problem...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4123520570_8c6c3df190.jpg

...you don't wanna see the back, though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Pikka Bird
This works, but I'd prefer to put the piece on...

This works, but I'd prefer to put the piece on the other side and over-tighten the springs. That way it will also stay put if you take all your strings off when changing them.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-29-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Pikka Bird
^Yes! Irongears are really rocking... I have a...

^Yes! Irongears are really rocking... I have a set of Steam Hammers that I love the hell out of. And if the trem gives you problems just swap it for a Gotoh Floyd (or block it)
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 577
Posted By Pikka Bird
Do you know how to really set it up properly in...

Do you know how to really set it up properly in the first place? That's something that many people don't learn quite properly.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-28-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Pikka Bird
I've seen it placed in a way so the B5 sat far...

I've seen it placed in a way so the B5 sat far enough forward that the strings didn't touch the edges of the holes, but I guess you're right- that had to be due to some amazing stroke of luck with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-28-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pikka Bird
^An Edwards Horizon III.

^An Edwards Horizon III.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-28-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 577
Posted By Pikka Bird
^Take it back... If it is properly setup...

^Take it back... If it is properly setup (floating parallel to the body surface) AND the strings have been sufficiently stretched then there can be a number of things wrong with it- knives binding in...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-28-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By Pikka Bird
I can't be convinced that the graphics they apply...

I can't be convinced that the graphics they apply to the guitars are anything but a printed vinyl sheet or something similar. Definitely not paintjobs.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-28-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Pikka Bird
You liked the 7321 neck's thickness, but at the...

You liked the 7321 neck's thickness, but at the same time it was too thing? Does not compute. Anyways, if it was too thin then I think you'll find the 7x21 necks aren't any thicker. However, they're...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,604
Posted By Pikka Bird
Cream binding around a natural finished maple...

Cream binding around a natural finished maple cap? I see your mock-up has multi-ply binding with contrasting layers, but I don't see the material for that in your package...

The last one was very...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Pikka Bird
I personally prefer the look of Sperzel with...

I personally prefer the look of Sperzel with keystone buttons for 3+3 headstocks, and they work very nicely (have a set on my trusty Cort), but their gear ratio is slightly less accurate than I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Pikka Bird
^That... You can get a quality Telecaster bridge...

^That... You can get a quality Telecaster bridge like the Wilkinson that Guitarfetish sells which has both string-thru and topload string holes. That means that you can pass the strings through six...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Pikka Bird
They made the S370 in a copper finish, but that...

They made the S370 in a copper finish, but that has a single coil in the middle position. Not quite bronze, but you might as well describe it as...
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